What is NPE chemical?
NP/NPEs, also known as nonylphenols and nonylphenol ethoxylates, are nonionic surfactants, or detergent-like substances, with uses that lead to widespread release into aquatic environments. NP/NPEs are highly toxic to aquatic life.
What is nonylphenol polyethylene glycol ether?
Nonoxynols also known as nonaethylene glycol or polyethylene glycol nonyl phenyl ether are mixtures of nonionic surfactants used as detergents, emulsifiers, wetting agents or defoaming agents.
What products contain nonylphenol?
Commonly used in:
- Household paints, colorants and wood finishes.
- Clothing and textiles.
- Paint and stain removers.
- Surface and drain cleaners.
- Indoor pesticides.
- Food packaging (contains related chemicals)
- Footwear, toys and games (contains 4-nonylphenol)
What is difference between phenol and nonylphenol?
The key difference between phenol and nonylphenol is that phenol has a hydroxyl group substituted into a benzene ring whereas nonylphenol has a hydroxyl group and another organic group substituted to a benzene ring. Organic compounds are chemical compounds having carbon and hydrogen atoms.
What is polyethylene glycol ether?
Glycol ethers are a group of solvents based on alkyl ethers of ethylene glycol or propylene glycol commonly used in paints and cleaners. These solvents typically have a higher boiling point, together with the favorable solvent properties of lower-molecular weight ethers and alcohols.
Is nonylphenol an organic compound?
Nonylphenol (NP; CAS: 25154-52-3, 84852-15-3, 104-40-5, 136-83-4, 11066-49-2) is a synthetic organic chemical produced in large volumes worldwide.
What is another name for polyethylene glycol?
Polyethylene glycol (PEG; ) is a polyether compound derived from petroleum with many applications, from industrial manufacturing to medicine. PEG is also known as polyethylene oxide (PEO) or polyoxyethylene (POE), depending on its molecular weight. The structure of PEG is commonly expressed as H−(O−CH2−CH2)n−OH.